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Experts reveal where our tax dollars go when the military takes its bite, and the answers range from the merely absurd to the truly infuriating, from 250-ton laundry ships to B-bombers worth their weight in silver
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James F. Dunnigan is the author of many books and over a hundred historical simulations. He has been a lecturer to the State Department, the CIA, and the U.S. Army War College. He lives in New York City.From Publishers Weekly:
This sobering collection of informational nuggets about modern warfare provides basic facts (usually in single-paragraph format) about chemical-warfare potential in Third World countries, electronic warfare, the Asian arms race, reactive armor, combat microcomputers, the latest developments in lasers for military use--and almost 900 other topics. Culled from open sources, the book is also rich in trivia: 98% of CIA staff are "nerds and buffs" (technicians and academics); the Soviet Army has no basic-training period; federal pensions are still being paid to a dozen widows of Civil War veterans; articles on the benefits of masturbation appear in Soviet military journals. We also learn that more than a million people die every year from the direct and indirect effects of war; this handbook briefly covers the equipment and techniques available for mass and individual wartime slaughter. Dunnigan and Nofi are developers of war-game simulations.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688089488
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688089488
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688089488